1st Edition

What Great Coaches Do Differently
11 Elements of Effective Coaching





ISBN 9781596671508
Published May 6, 2010 by Routledge
144 Pages

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Book Description

This book describes the beliefs, behaviors, and attitudes of great athletic coaches. Where do they focus their attention? How do they spend their time and energy? And how can others gain the same advantages? Here, Rob Haworth and Todd Whitaker describe the qualities of champion athletes, coaches, and parents. Applying and extending the concepts presented in Whitaker's What Great Teachers Do Differently and What Great Principals Do Differently, this book demonstrates how effective coaching calls for "people skills" that the best coaches practice every day. Perfect for the coaches of your favorite school sports teams! "Plenty of real sports examples! The authors present a positive approach to understanding what great coaches do differently." -- Gene Shelkett, Principal, Eisenhower High School, Lawton, OK

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS
About the Authors
Introduction
1. Why Look at Great?
The Clinic
Self-Reflection
The Curse of Previous Knowledge
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2. People, Not Programs
Jills and Joes, Not X's and O's
The Spread Offense
The Social Contract
Player-Coach Relationship
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3. Inside Out
Responsibility
House for Sale
Respect
Sportsmanship
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4. Coaching 101
Punishment
Negative Reinforcement
Authentic Praise
Public versus Private Praising
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5. Your Best Athlete
Decision-Making Skills
Peeling a Banana
Shoplifters Will Be Prosecuted
What Will My Best Athletes Think?
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6. Expectations
Parents
The Athletic Triangle
Professionalization of Youth Sports
What are the Odds?
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7. Playing Time
Most Precious Thing
I'm Sorry That Happened
The Highway Patrol
Talking about Playing Time
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8. Who is the Most Comfortable?
Treat Everyone as if They are Good
Uncomfortable Parents
Uncomfortable Athletes
Comfortable Coaches
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9. Planning
Pre-Season
Rules versus Expectation
Season
Multi-tasking
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10. Over-Coaching
The Power to Ignore
Dirty Laundry
Handling Your Best Athlete
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11. Winning
Finding the Scoreboard
Winning Behaviors
Effort
Intensity
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